Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Resin Marbled Lazy Susan with EnviroTex Lite

Marbling with EnviroTex Lite may seem complicated but it really is easy to do and oh such a fun technique!

I had a Lazy Susan that was plain and thought this technique would be a perfect way to make it into something I would like to have out on the counter!  I was right, I love the results!

 First I painted the Lazy Susan, black.  Then, I placed painters tape on the under side, to catch the drips.

For the marbling technique you will need to mix double the of EnviroTex Lite required to flood coat your project.   I mixed 14 ounces of EnviroTex, 

 Divide mixture into 3 or 4 containers, depending upon how many colors you will be using.  I choose 4 colors: black, grey, brown and white.  I used about 1/4 - 1/2 of a teaspoon paint for each color and mixed completely.
 
 This is a messy technique so be sure and have plenty of plastic covering your work surface and use gloves.  Spread each color in a random pattern onto the surface.

 Lift the surface and let the colors run and blend...

 rotate and turn in all directions...

 and continue to let the colors run and blend together.

 This allows the colors to open and spread.  Continue until you like the results.

 Since the project I am doing is a Lazy Susan, it is naturally lifted off the surface...if it was something flat, you would want to place it on something to have it off the surface.  Be sure to scrap the drips off the bottom.  You can repeat the process or add a bit more color, while the EnviroTex is still liquid, until you are satisfied with your results. Remove bubbles with a lighter as needed.  Let cure for 24 hours.  Then, flood with a clear coat of EnviroTex Lite, this will make your project more durable.   

ENJOY!!

1 comment:

  1. This is beautiful! I planned on buying a lazy susan for part of a display and thought that it looked a bit boring, this is exactly what it needs!

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